Monday, February 27, 2023

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? (February 27, 2023)

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? is now hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date.

It’s Monday!  What Are You Reading? is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other bloggers, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.

I will be combining my YA and adult reading and purchases on this one weekly roundup.

Want to See What I Added to My Stack? links to Stacking the Shelves hosted by Marlene at Reading Reality.

Other Than Reading...

We had a snowy last week of February. We received 9.9 inches of new snow spread out over the week. The 23rd was our big day with 6.2 inches arriving. Along with the snow were cold temperatures and strong winds. We weren't hit as hard as people in the southern half of Minnesota, but it was enough to make things difficult some days.

Today (Sunday) is nice and sunny but a wintry mix is expected tomorrow which could make my annual wellness visit hard to get to. Luckily, my brother with his Subaru Outback equipped with snow tires will be my chauffeur. Wednesday is a busy day too with my annual mammogram and regularly scheduled blood draw, but the weather isn't supposed to be an issue. 

On the upside, baseball is back. I enjoyed a number of Spring Training games yesterday and expect to do so again today. Between the MLB network and my MLB.TV subscription, I have bunches of choices of games almost every day now through October. This may cut down on my reading a bit although I do usually read some while watching games. 

And The Voice is back starting next Monday. 

As for reading, despite having a number of series that I would like to finish, I decided to do a reread of the In Death series - all 56 books of it. Since I prefer reading on my Kindle and many of the early books were either paperbacks or hardcovers on my keeper shelves, this means buying the Kindle versions. I wasn't consistently buying the Kindle version until book 40. With this week's purchases I have the Kindle copies through book 29. I'm hoping to finish my reread before book 57 is released on September 5. I don't plan to write individual reviews of these. I did begin reviewing them starting with book 30 on this blog back in 2010 though I may have missed a few along the way.

Read Last Week

If you can't wait until the review shows up on my blog, reviews are posted to LibraryThing and Goodreads as soon as I write them (usually right after I finish reading a book.)
  • Smolder by Laurell K. Hamilton (Review; March 21) -- 29th in the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series has her planning her wedding, dealing with her family's disapproval of her fiancé, and dealing with an ancient evil who wants what Jean Claude has. My review will be posted on March 16.
  • A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas (Mine; Audible Plus) -- First in the Lady Sherlock historical mystery series. This was a reread inspired by reading the latest book in the series. My review will be posted on March 30.
  • The Sinister Booksellers of Bath by Garth Nix (Review; March 21) -- Second in an alternate history fantasy series. Lots of great characters and lots of action. My review will be posted on March 16.
  • Portrait in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Kindle) -- In Death book 16. I saw a quote from this one on Facebook and decided to reread it since I haven't read it since it was released on 2003. It inspired a goal to reread the entire 56 book series.
  • Magic Tides by Ilona Andrews (Mine) -- Long novella/short novel that stars Kate, Curran and Conlan in their new home in Wimington where the desire to keep a low profile is blown when the nephew of their contractor is kidnapped and Kate needs to set things right. My review will be posted on March 18.
  • Glory in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread) -- In Death book 2 has someone slashing the throats of prominent women. Eve and Roarke are having some trouble figuring out their new relationship. Eve's friend Nadine almost becomes a victim.
  • The Prince Next Door by Sue Civil-Brown (Mine since 2008) -- This contemporary romance also included a slapstick heist plot line. My review will be posted on March 21.
  • Rapture in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine) -- In Death book 4 shows that Eve can't get away from murder even on her honeymoon. This one features mind control with Roarke as one of the potential victims. 
  • Immortal in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread) -- In Death book 3 introduces Peabody as Eve's aide and features a drug that promises youth and beauty until it kills you. Eve's friend Mavis is accused of murder.
  • Ceremony in Death by J. D. Robb (Mine; Reread) -- In Death book 5 has witches and magic and the death of a cop and his granddaughter. 
  • Vengeance in Death by J. D. Robb (Kindle Reread)
  • Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller (Review; March 28) -- This one is taking me a while solely because it isn't an In Death episode.
Next Week
Reviews Posted
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What was your week like?


  1. I watched spring training games over the weekend too. I love that baseball is back. One perk of living in Florida is that I can go to a spring training game. Very excited about that. Hope you have a great week!

  2. As usual, you had a great reading week.

    We've had a lot of rain and wind, but parts of the state here had snow. So I'll take it.

    Enjoy your week.

  3. We had the Red Sox on this weekend. Hubby is aching go to a Bruins game, but not sure it is in the cards right now. They are like 45 and 8. Tickets are outrageous.

    Great books this week. Hotel of Secrets caught my eye.

    Hope you enjoy your week.

  4. Not read any of the In Death series. No snow in Scotland but we did have the most amazing Northern Lights last night.

  5. It's been snowy here too. and now today we're getting rain and icy. Nice to have games back.

  6. I haven't read JD Robb yet, hoping too! Great week for you!!

  7. Yes, baseball is back! The Twins spring training stadium is closest to me and we'll try to get to at least one game while they're here. Hope you don't get too much more snow this week. Nice assortment of books, too... happy reading!

  8. Yeah, we have the snow and the cold weather, not fun! And yeah for rereading the In Death series, it's so great! Thanks for stopping by Happy reading!

  9. Nice! Those are all new to me reads! I hope you enjoy each and every one of them for this week!

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    Have a GREAT day!

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  10. 56 books in the series and baseball games starting up! I guess you won't be getting to "To Kill a Mockingbird" any time soon! ;) Good luck with the weather and all your appointments this week!
    Thank you for visiting my blog today!

  11. Interesting collection of books! I read and enjoyed A Study in Scarlet Women but never did get around to reading the rest of the series. Happy Reading!

  12. Rereading the In Death series is quite a undertaking!!

    Have a great week!

  13. I started rereading the In Death series on audio. I need to get back to it! Such a favorite one to get lost in! Hope your weather settles down now that March is here. LOL. We are expecting another storm this weekend, UGH, so ready for Spring. Have a great week.


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